---- — DERRY — Derry police Officer Shawn O’Donaghue is the department’s newest sergeant. O’Donaghue was promoted to his new rank in a ceremony at the police station Jan. 18.
He grew up in Hudson and attended Alvirne High School. He went on to University of New Hampshire to study recreation program management and sports administration.
O’Donaghue joined the police force in 2008. He has served as a field training officer, certified TASER instructor, baton instructor, defensive tactics instructor and detective.
O’Donaghue has a twin brother, Tim, who is a police sergeant in Litchfield.